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Early Retirement Myths Busted

08.22.2014
Early Retirement Myths Busted

Oh man, I am worn out. This summer has been hectic for the RB40 household. We traveled to Hawaii, camped at the beach, and took a road trip to Boise. We also kept getting sick for some reason. It seems like we’ve been sick for over a month now. We all had a cold and it went round and round. Mrs. RB40 just got diagnosed with shingles and won’t recover completely for another few weeks! And this morning, RB40 Jr.’s back broke out in itchy hives. Oh no! We dodged a bullet on that one, though. The hives disappeared about […]

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Is Your Success Due To Hard Work Or Luck?

04.18.2014
Is Your Success Due To Hard Work Or Luck?

Let’s continue with the TED talk today. For a while now, I have been meaning to sit down and listen to this talk from social psychologist Paul Piff – Does money make you mean? Their research team conducted various experiments to see how wealthy people behave. I’m interested in the topic because I’m very curious about the role of luck in life. Let’s see what they did in the Monopoly experiment. Winning in Monopoly I’m sure everyone played Monopoly at least a few times when they were young. It’s one of the most well known board games in the world […]

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The Challenges of Raising a 3 Year Old Boy

02.10.2014
The Challenges of Raising a 3 Year Old Boy

It’s time for a stay at home dad update! It’s been a few months since our son started preschool and I’m happy to report that he is doing well there after the initial adjustment period. The one persistent problem we have is when he gets frustrated, he’ll throw toys or hit other people, so we are working on that with the teachers. Anyway, he made some good friends his age and he is enjoying preschool overall. The truth is that life is much better for both of us on Tuesday, Thursday, and the weekend. Currently, he goes to preschool from […]

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Is Early Retirement a Good Example for Your Kids?

12.16.2013
Is Early Retirement a Good Example for Your Kids?

Last week, I got an email from a new reader asking a thought-provoking question about leaving Corporate America. “What sort of signal does it send to my kids?  Will I still be a good role model?” It’s a conundrum. We all want our kids to work hard, right? I don’t want my kid to grow up to be a slacker so is quitting my job to be a stay at home dad sending the wrong message? This is an impossible question to answer because every situation is different, but I think spending more time with your kids can only be […]

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